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Final Report Released on ACA Enrollments

The Obama administration released its final report on enrollment under the new health law on May 1...
May 7, 2014

The Obama administration released its final report on enrollment under the new health law on May 1. More than eight million people signed up for private insurance in federal and state exchanges during the initial enrollment period, exceeding the administration’s original goal of seven million. The period officially ran from Oct. 1 to March 31, but the figures also include those who signed up in a special enrollment period through April 19.

The report reveals that 2.2 million, or 28 percent, of the more than 8 million people who purchased insurance on the federal and state exchanges were between the ages of 18 and 34. Racial and ethnic background information was voluntarily provided by 3.8 million enrollees, and of these, 63 percent were white, 17 percent were black, 11 percent were Hispanic, and 8 percent were Asian.

Among states, California reported the highest number of enrollees at 1.4 million, followed by Florida (983,775), Texas (733,757), New York (370,451), North Carolina (357,584), Pennsylvania (318,077) and Georgia (316,543). The report included people who finished their applications after the March 31 deadline, but it does not indicate how many people were previously uninsured or how many paid their initial premiums.

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